Personal Genetics Education Project

Busy summer at pgEd with 4 PDs in 3 states

pgEd has had a busy June and July, connecting with over a hundred educators at four professional development workshops in Massachusetts, Connecticut and Maine.

For the first time, this year pgEd organized two runs of our annual Summer Institute. This included a 2-day workshop at Harvard Medical School in Boston, and a 3-day workshop hosted by Brockton High School, one of our partners for the National Institutes of Health-fundedĀ SEPA project. In addition to sharing our curriculum at the workshops, we were excited to solicit advice and feedback from teachers on our new curricular unit under-development on Genetics and Identity. At Brockton, we were also thrilled to present an encore session on Genetics and Space at the school’s planetarium! Thanks to BHS’s David Mangus and Jonathan Shapiro for helping us make this workshop such a success.

(Photos 1-4 credit: Brockton High School Biotechnology Program)

And while Marnie, Lauren and Johnny were busy with pgEd’s workshops in Brockton and Boston, Dana also continued pgEd’s partnership with the Jackson Labs on the Teaching the Genome Generation workshops in Farmington, CT, and Bar Harbor, ME.

We thank all the educators who attended our workshops this summer. We look forward to working with, hearing from, and sharing our new curriculum with more teachers in the coming year!

Upcoming Events

Jan 08

pgEd at Conservatory Lab Charter School

January 8, 2019, 10:15 am - 11:15 am
Dorchester MA
United States
Jan 16

pgEd presentation at BosLab

January 16, 2019, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Sommerville MA
United States

In the News

Personal Genetics Education Project - pgEd.org Personal Genetics Education Project - pgEd.org shared National Institutes of Health (NIH)'s Becoming a Scientist with National Institutes of Health (NIH) Director Dr. Francis Collins.
Personal Genetics Education Project - pgEd.org

An event that our teacher friends may find useful: NIH Director Dr. Francis Collins will be hosting a Facebook Live event on Monday, Dec 10th from 3:15-45 pm ET, where he will take questions from middle school students from across the US. You are invited to livestream this event to your classroom and submit your students' questions in the event feed's comments section!

National Institutes of Health (NIH)
How can you start a career in STEM? Join NIH Director & geneticist Dr. Francis Collins on December 10, 2018 at 3:15 pm ET for a conversation featuring Johnson Creek Middle School on becoming a scientist. Dr. Collins will be taking questions from middle school students from across the U.S.!
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